After getting a chance to meet his maker, NOT continued with Dave to the East towards the sea. But along the way had to be yet another variation on the original Stonhenge he saw in Britain. On his trip there was Carhenge in Nebraska, and Stonehenge War Memorial in Washington, now it was a chance to see the "American Stonehenge," complete with chambers, walls and astronomical pointers, dated between 4000 and 2000 B.C. All this in North Salem, New Hampshire.
Since NOT had been given the chance to visit his maker, and some of his namesake places, so should Wesley, here in Maine..
NOT, like Dave, needed to see the ocean again so it was east yet further, until they ran out of east to go, arriving in the appropriately named Eastport, Maine.
While in Eastport, the duo visited something that really sucks. The second largest whirlpool in the world, and it's in the middle of the lake. NOT kept waiting for the water to finally drain out of the tub, but to no avail.
On New Year's Day, Martha Steward planned to meet the new year on the top of Cadillac Mountain, in Acadia National Park. NOT beat her to it though.
Just as there is a whirlpool in the middle of Maine, so is there a desert - the so called Desert of Maine. NOT had heard that camels spit, but these were a bit plastic and didn't spit at all. Besides, what would they spit? Resin?
And what's a desert without sand? So of course the people at the Desert of Maine collect it from all over. Funny, they don't seem to allow cats into this exhibit.
State number 48 is finally reached - Massachusetts! After visits to other breweries, it was time to partake of the product. And where better than with friends at the John Harvard Brewhouse brewery dinner, with friends.
NOT and Dave arrived home in Arlington, MA at 10:10 pm on October 13th, 1999 after 140 days on the road, driving 24925.6 miles through 48 states, a district, and 2 foreign countries.
WesTrek '99 Travels
North America Travel
Photos (and some puns) courtesy of David Backman
Prepared Fall 1999. Last updated June 2006